With Twitter and Facebook’s foolish attempt to censor the New York Post’s latest story on Hunter Biden’s corruption, conservatives have been quick once again to call for regulation of social media companies. They should be careful what they wish for.
The regulation conversation focuses mostly on Twitter — perhaps justifiably so. Jack Dorsey’s platform is known for making rules on the fly, almost always aimed at the right. There is no transparency in the process, nor is there any consistency. Many have pointed out that the standard Twitter applied to this story has not been applied to, say, the New York Times story on President Trump’s taxes.
It appears Dorsey is going to be hauled in front of Congress. It’s difficult to feel sympathy for him, given that he has brought it on himself. Twitter is a mess of conspiracy theories, misinformation, and harassment campaigns; plucking the New York Post out of the bunch for punishment is